In more recent years, with a huge price drop in medium format and increase in quality of micro four thirds, can you tell the difference between a crop sensor and a full frame camera?
Since the mid naughties, full frame digital cameras have reigned over their crop sensor counterparts for most genres of photography. But, a lot has changed since then. The resolution, low light performance, build quality, and autofocus have been dramatically improved in cameras that have smaller sensors than the 35mm full frame; the same can also be said for cameras with larger sensors. This has also made the price of a used medium format camera become far cheaper and almost identical to a pro full frame DSLR, which creates the questio:, if you want to move up from an APS-C size sensor and you don't shoot action, would jumping up to medium format be the answer?
In this comparison video, I compare a Canon APS-C size sensor to a full frame offering. I don't think that the difference is that great considering the price jump. Going forward, I am going to put together a comprehensive and in-depth sensor size review, going from the smallest I can find through to the largest I can get my hands on, as I think a lot of the benefits of a full frame sensor are not as great as in the past, and for those who want it, the price jump to used medium format is far more viable than ever before.
Can you tell the difference between the two sensors?